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11 Must Have Essentials for Any Music Festival Experience

Thinking of heading to a music festival this summer? These essentials will make your experience even better!

Summer is the season of fun music festivals and outdoor concerts. We all know how easy it is to forget things when you’re filled with the adrenaline and excitement of seeing your favorite band or performer, so hopefully our list of essentials will both remind and inspire you so that the only thing you’re worried about is how amazing your favorite band sounds live!

Green plastic ID wristband for hotel or hospital isolated on white
Steve Frost


Ticket or Wristband



May sound like an obvious one, but make sure you have them on you before heading to the festival.


Blue belt bag


Small Backpack or Fanny Pack



Imagine how annoying it will be juggling all of your belongings in your arms WHILE trying to take pictures of performers? Plus, fanny packs are totally making a comeback…right?


Woman in bikini applying sunscreen on skin


Sun-Protecting Gear



No one wants to turn into a lobster while watching their favorite performers. Need I say more?


picnic blankets
Sarah Asaftei


Light Blankets



Since some music festivals don’t allow guests to bring chairs, bringing blankets can be a simple alternative that will come in handy when your dogs are barking.


Mobile phone portable battery recharging a smartphone


Power Bank



Don’t be the person who couldn’t snapchat the performance because your phone died. If you didn’t record it, it didn’t happen- remember?


Plastic bottle of water
Ferli Achirulli


Reusable Water Bottles



Don’t get dehydrated! Most music festivals allow guests to bring a reusable water bottle and have stations to fill them.




Comfy Shoes



As much as we understand your need to impress your favorite band, keep your shoes comfortable since you’ll be standing for quite some time.


Pile of Twenty Dollar Bills
Ingram Publishing





Even though several vendors will accept credit and debit cards, be one step ahead and bring some cash with you just in case!


The woman checks her body odor.





Don’t be that person. Everyone sweats. Especially in the heat while dancing and belting out your favorite song at the top of your lungs.


Businessman Using Walkie-Talkie





Traveling with a big group? Music festivals are known to have not-the-best cell phone reception. Walkie-Talkies are an easy solution!


Carefree woman at campsite in poncho





When it rains, it pours. Just make sure you’re not caught in it by bringing a light poncho.


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